This summer I met Brendan Rawlings of Zen Wood Design and discovered his astonishing driftwood art. Below is the finished piece, published in Exeter Life.
Clothing with compassion
How amazingly positive is Exeter Life’s cover this month? I’m proud to write for them. This month I have a feature on ethical and sustainable children’s clothes store, The Thrifty Stork, published – please have a read here. Stay safe everyone X
One Mile Bakery
At the end of last year, I was lucky enough to spend a morning at Boudicca Woodland’s micro bakery, One Mile Bakery Exeter, where I discovered the most personable loaf imaginable. This was a commissioned piece for Exeter Life magazine, which you can read here.
WARNING: You’ll want focaccia bread!
Exeter’s Hidden Gems workshop is a project that is transforming lives and I’m honoured to have written about it for the January 2020 issue of Exeter Life. Have a read here.
Exeter Craft Hub
One of the features I have in the January 2020 edition of Exeter Life is a piece on the newly opened Exeter Craft Hub, where I discover the communal creative craft space the city has been missing. Read my article here.
Real Life Womble
Exeter’s Jenny Cahill lives by an impressive mantra of Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot and is getting continuously closer to a zero waste lifestyle. She’s become affectionately known as a ‘real life womble’ – I interviewed her for Exeter Life magazine recently and found her to be truly inspiring. If you’re looking for ways to reduce the waste you create, Jenny shares lots of advice with me in the feature below.
Journey of Discovery
Every so often I meet someone who floors me. Emily Monk, of Forage and Find Me is one of those people. I met her on a gloriously sunny day on Exmouth beach to find out about her funky eco jewellery, made from foraged materials. I soon discovered we weren’t going to spend the whole afternoon discussing making techniques and environmental impact, rather her mental health and how her new businesses literally saved her, following a suicide attempt. Her story is very poignant, especially for any women who may have suffered from Post Natal Depression. It wasn’t a happy story to tell but it has a strong ending with a bright future and it’s very real. My feature was published in the August Issue of Exeter Living magazine – you can read it below.